Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

Minneapolis DFLers will take the first step Tuesday toward trying to endorse a candidate for mayor with 117 precinct caucuses at sites around the city starting at 7 p.m. (04/16/2013)
Minneapolis DFLers will take the first step Tuesday night in precinct caucuses toward trying to endorse a candidate in the first open-seat mayor's race the city has seen in 20 years. (04/16/2013)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak used his 12th and final State of the City speech Wednesday afternoon to deliver a message -- from the future. (04/10/2013)
Rybak will deliver the speech from a theater at the Walker Art Center. A spokesman says the the mayor wants a modern backdrop, because the speech will look to the future, far beyond the end of his third and final term. (04/10/2013)
The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis will try to win over African-American voters in a debate at 3 p.m. Sunday. (04/07/2013)
Outdoor flea markets could begin popping up around Minneapolis this summer under a new ordinance approved today by a city council committee. (04/04/2013)
The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis are divided over whether to allow Hennepin County to burn more garbage at a facility near Target Field. (04/04/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced Wednesday that he is running for a third term. (04/03/2013)
Police were investigating an apparent homicide that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis. (04/02/2013)
Since 2007, the city of Minneapolis has given out more than a million dollars in loans through a program designed to help immigrant entrepreneurs. But six years later, a number of those small businesses are struggling to pay the city back. Its supporters say these delinquent loans are an inevitable part of helping first-time business owners, and one City Council member wants to expand the program. (04/02/2013)
Five leading DFL candidates for Minneapolis mayor outlined their positions on taxes, public safety and stadium funding today. The candidates met for the first debate in the city's most hotly contested mayoral race in a generation. (03/27/2013)
The debate at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School is designed to help DFL voters decide which candidate to support ahead of precinct caucuses on April 16. (03/27/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says the keys to the city's future are "tracks, trails, talent, technology and traction." Coleman made those "five Ts" the theme of his 8th annual State of the City speech Monday, also focusing on some of the challenges St. Paul faces. (03/25/2013)
Minneapolis received about $4 million more than it expected from restaurant and hospitality taxes last year. (03/22/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not officially announced whether he will run for re-election this year, but he is widely expected to seek a third term. At the moment, the DFL incumbent appears to be a shoo-in in this one-party town, in spite of a record that includes substantial tax increases and weak job growth. (03/18/2013)